The public comment period runs from July 12, 2017, to August 11, 2017. DHS plans to submit the proposed waiver amendments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for approval after the public comment period. The amendments support the following areas:
Adds camps as a provider type
Expands options for respite provided in unlicensed settings
Combines provider types that were individually listed under the general provider types of individuals and agencies that meet respite service standards
Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS)
Changes Fiscal Support Entity (FE) to Financial Management Services (FMS)
Changes the FMS provider qualifications, enrollment criteria and oversight
Changes the scope of fiscal services an FMS provider will offer. FMS providers will not offer an agency model and removes co-employment as an option.
Clarifies that the agreement between the FMS provider and the participant does not determine who the employer of record and managing employer are.
Clarifies that governmental entities will not be used as a third party entity
Removes the option for counties to enroll as an FE
Changes certification to include Support Planners only.
Technical corrections that provide updated websites and forms